Peacemaker: How to watch DC Comics’ queer superhero series in the UK
DC Comics’ Peacemaker is the queer, superhero series that everyone’s talking about.
The HBO series takes place after the events of 2021’s The Suicide Squad, with John Cena reprising his role as the Peacemaker.
It follows the jingoistic killer who joins “Project Butterfly”, a black ops squad that targets parasitic, butterfly-like aliens.
The series recently aired its eighth and final episode in the US, but fans in the UK might be wondering how to watch Peacemaker.
Well, it’s finally been confirmed that the show will premiere in the UK on 22 March via Sky and NOW.
This comes after James Gunn expressed his frustration to fans about the lack of updates on a UK air date.
He tweeted that he’s “getting this question a hundred times a day”, confirming that he and HBO are “working on this”.
“I am sorry as I did everything I possibly could & am disappointed as well,” he added.
I am getting this question a hundred times a day. @hbomax & I are working on this; it will be on in the UK very soon, but it won’t be day & date with the US & much of the rest of the world. I am sorry as I did everything I possibly could & am disappointed as well. #Peacemaker https://t.co/VvMpwJn18g
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 6, 2022
In the series it was revealed that the titular character is bisexual, marking the first on-screen queer man in the DC Extended Universe.
The hero was outed during – spoiler alert – a heartbreaking fight with his dad, a white supremacist villain named the White Dragon, who lambasted him for sleeping with “w****s of polluted blood” and men.
Gunn confirmed that John Cena is the reason why Peacemaker is “not straight”.
“John does improv all the time, and he just turned Christopher Smith into this hyper-sexualised dude that is open to anything sexually,” he told Empire.
“I was surprised by that. But I thought, ‘I guess it makes sense that this guy isn’t one-dimensional’,” he added.
How to watch Peacemaker in the UK
If you’re a Sky customer then you won’t need to do anything as you’ll be able to watch it on the box once it’s released.
This article contains affiliate links, PinkNews may earn revenue if you click through and purchase products through the links.
MyPinkNews members are invited to comment on articles to discuss the content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Please familiarise yourself with our community guidelines to ensure that our community remains a safe and inclusive space for all.